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a "Brick and Mortar" store that
offers vintage Hi-Fi equipment
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The Jersey Devil
Box O' Rocks
5 LP Multi-colored vinyl set
limited to 100 pressed
Some darkening of the front, crate wear on cardboard case
Original late 1970s Hoffman Avenue Records release, The Jersey Devil
Box O’ Rocks, a colored vinyl splatter wax collection of the label’s
first five Bruce Springsteen discs, all from the original stampers. This
was a very limited numbered edition: This one is No. 56 out of only 100
sets that were made, making it one of the rarest colored vinyl releases
extant, as well as the rarest HAR release. The albums included are The Jersey Devil, Ain't Nobody Here From Billboard Tonight and Hot Coals From The Fiery Furnace.
The Hoffman Avenue label was started by Bruce fan Lou Cohan, who had been bemoaning the fact that no one had made a Bruce boot, until he decided to do it himself. I gave copy of the first album, The Jersey Devil, to Bruce after his show at UC Santa Barbara in 1975. Though this was just after he’d simultaneously been on the cover of Time and Newsweek, he was really tickled at the time to have been booted, showing the album to Gary Tallent, exclaiming, “Look at this! We finally made it!” and then poring over the track listings with him.
Visually and thoroughly played through graded
on a VPI HW-19 turntable
Every record sold is graded utilizing the Goldmine Grading Scale
And Cleaned With a VPI 16.5 record cleaning machine.
We incorporate a 4-step process
which includes the following:
~Wet clean with a enzyme based cleaning agent
~ 4 rotation suction of cleaning agent of record
~full distilled water rinse using a Mobile Fidelity brush
~4 rotation suction of the rinse off record
~ 2nd wet clean utilizing enzyme based cleaner and SRM brushes
~4 rotation suction of cleaning agent off record
~ Final rinse with distilled water STEAM
~ Final 4-rotation suction of steam rinse
GRADING SCALE PER GOLDMINE
MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains. No stickers address labels, writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.
NEAR MINT or NM, M- : this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl. It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see. The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the outer edge of the vinyl resting inside) may be acceptable, however the artwork is be as close to perfect as can be.
EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches COVER: Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the cover or taped repairs can make this grade.
VERY GOOD PLUS or VG+ record shows wear, surface scuffs. The vinyl still has a great luster, but the flaws will be noticeable to the naked eye. COVERS: A virtually clean cover, but may have small writing on it.The artwork looks clean with slightly more aging. The back of the cover usually gives away the age of the cover. Flat white paper will be somewhat yellow yet no stains or mildew from water damage. Some minor wear to the seams or spine, but no tears or holes popping through. The corners will be slightly dog eared yet no crackly bends, defacing the artwork. In essence, a VG+ cover should have no more than 3 flaws mentioned.
VERY GOOD or VG: this record is a record that is good enough. They are not really going to look very good,. There will almost always be some surface noise when they are played. The Dynamics should still be excellent, overpowering the surface noise. A VG record will appear well have been played but still have some luster. VG covers will look worn, used. There may be some seam splitting . There will be some ring wear, where the ink has begun to wear off. Giving the cover a look of snow falling. If the artwork looks snowy all over, it is less than VG condition. There may be some writing on the cover (still, no Large letters in magic marker). It will look aged and more yellowish due to contamination's in the air (sometimes looking like cigarette smoke). Still it should be decent.
GOOD or G A good record will look very well played, dull, grayish and possibly abused. However a Good record should still play. It will have distracting surface noise. Such as crackle that is continuous or some hiss. Will also have some loss of dynamics caused from grooves being worn. It should play without any skips or any obtrusively loud pops or repeated clicks, caused by deep scratches. Good means that it will play with some form of decency, so one can still enjoy the music even though you can still hear noise caused from the wear. A Good cover will have just about everything wrong with it. It will have seam splits (possibly taped repaired, but only with scotch tape. No duct tape or masking tape repairs. These are big turn offs. May have magic marker writing on the cover but still if they are in huge letters, it is a big turn off.In essence, the cover will looked virtually trashed, but some artwork will still be noticed. If the artwork is worn, it is POOR and the cover is worthless.
Record is shipped outside of cardboard sleeve behind cover
and inserted into a 3mil protective sleeve.
Premium record mailers are used for shipping with double
cardboard protective backers.
We have shipped hi-fi all over the world with a 100% success rate.
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